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Education Across the Nation

April 1, 2009  | Article

No need to go to a show--attend one of these traveling two-day seminars.

Keywords: continuing education   techniques  

Holiday Nail Art Contest Winners from Nubar

March 18, 2009  | Blog Post

Earlier, I mentioned Nubar’s Holiday Nail Art Contest, and I’m happy that some of you entered and won! Here are the four winning entries, along with a few notes about the creation of each design. 1st place:

Keywords: nail art   techniques  

Doing Your Own Nails

March 1, 2009  | Article

Breaking down the frustrating process of doing your own nails.

Keywords: Akzentz   EZ Flow   LCN   OPI Products   Star Nail Products  

Expanding into Educating

February 18, 2009  | Blog Post

This past year has been filled with opportunities that have propelled Adrienne into many different facets of her business. She has put tremendous effort into building not only her clientele, but also her technique. It’s all

Keywords: Heather Goodwin   techniques  

The Clean Plate Club

February 1, 2009  | Demo

Quick tips to ensure a clean nail plate which is a must to make sure product adheres properly to the nail.

Keywords: nail prep   techniques  

A Different Smile Line

January 26, 2009  | Article

This photo of Rihanna’s happy/sad face nails was all over the gossip rags and beauty publications after London’s Jingle Ball last month. And the consensus was that the nails Jingle Bell rocked.

Keywords: celebrities   fashion   nail art   techniques   trends  

Bio Sculpture Gel-USA Free Form Gel Technique

January 1, 2009  | Demo

This technique works especially well on short, bitten, and broken nails that would normally require extensions with forms.

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   Bio Sculpture Gel   gels   service recipes   soak-off gels  

BB Couture for Nails Manicure System

January 1, 2009  | Demo

Candles create a relaxing ambience for this service.

Keywords: BB Couture   candles   manicures   massage   techniques  

Glitter Addicts

November 25, 2008  | Blog Post

Hello, my name is Adrienne, and I am a glitter addict. There is no 12-step program for this addiction. And now that my favorite company, Young Nails, is providing classes here in North Carolina, there is

Keywords: glitter   North Carolina   salon services   techniques  

CND Almond Spa Manicure Video

November 14, 2008  | Blog Post

You’ve probably already heard about CND’s new Almond Manicure Line. The products feature almond flavors and scents, and can be incorporated into a signature service, the Almond Spa Manicure. We ran a technical demo in our November issue,

Keywords: techniques  

Young Nails' Mani Q Natural Nail Care Gel

November 1, 2008  | Demo

Add a layer of clear gel to natural nails so they won't chip, crack, or break.

Keywords: gels   techniques   Young Nails  

Foot Filing Tips

October 30, 2008  | Blog Post

I just learned an interesting foot filing technique from Jill Wright, of Jill Wright’s Spa For Nails in Bowling Green Ky. She says putting several drops of cuticle oil on a coarse fingernail file and filing

Keywords: techniques  

Allow me to French Halloween ’Ya

October 21, 2008  | Blog Post

Loni Jensen Preato, of Da-Lonnie’s Hair & Nail Studio in Las Vegas, shows how to use a Q-Buffer to make a special “V”-French in a Halloween nail. 1. Prep nail. 2. Prime nail. 3. Apply pink acrylic. 4. Allow pink

Keywords: nail art   products   techniques  

NAILS Online Channels

October 14, 2008  | Blog Post

If you haven’t noticed, NAILS is now offering four (we’re adding two more soon) new online “channels” that are targeted to different aspects of the nail industry. I recently posted a couple of new articles there.

Keywords: nail art   techniques  

Gels Well Done

September 18, 2008  | Blog Post

Gels can be a tricky substance to master, but once you get the hang of it, gel services can quickly become a great source of revenue for your salon.Light Elegance educator Jayne Berger, of Blondeberry Salon in Bourbonnais,

Keywords: techniques  

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